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Dr. Carpenter arrived in Argyle in July of 2023. She has 25 years of experience in public education and previously served for two years as the Carroll ISD Deputy Superintendent in Southlake.

Known as a visionary leader, strategic thinker, and problem solver, Dr. Carpenter’s role at Carroll encompassed supervising, evaluating, and developing campus leadership. Additionally, she was the key facilitator of the community-developed strategic planning process and provided guidance and oversight to the Curriculum & Instruction, Special Programs and Communications departments, and campus principals. 

“Dr. Carpenter’s experience, expertise, care for students, passion to serve, and vision are a few of the numerous attributes that inspired the Argyle ISD Board of Trustees to unanimously name her our lone finalist for Superintendent,” Argyle ISD School Board President Sam Slaton said. “We are excited for Dr. Carpenter, and her family, to join our Argyle ISD community and help us continue to grow our excellence in providing the best educational experience for our children.” 

Dr. Carpenter has a wealth of valuable experience from fast-growth and high-performing districts, having served in various leadership positions at both campus and district levels. Among many areas of strengths, she excels in growing leaders, cultivating relationships, accountability, and student growth. 

Prior to her role in Carroll, she served in Midlothian ISD for six years as a campus principal before being promoted to Director of Instructional Support, Executive Director of Innovation & Learning, and Chief Administrative Officer. Dr. Carpenter also held the Interim Superintendent of Schools role before taking the position at Carroll ISD.

Dr. Carpenter’s impressive professional resume includes a career that started in the classroom before shifting into administration. She taught math for five years in grades 3-11.

On the personal side, Dr. Carpenter has been married for 25 years to Craig Carpenter, a lifelong educator and former teacher and coach. He currently serves as the Director of Operations at Teague ISD. The Carpenters have two children in college. Kelsey is a rising senior and volleyball player who is majoring in nursing at West Texas A&M University. Kasen will be a freshman at the University of Tulsa this fall, where he will play football and study business and sports management.

Dr. Carpenter is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.

“I look forward to working alongside and on behalf of the students, staff, and community in Argyle ISD to ensure we are the best destination school district in Texas,” Dr. Carpenter said. “Together, we will honor the past while creating a bright future for all Argyle ISD students.”